Posttraumatic stress disorder in abused and neglected children grown up.

  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder in abused and neglected children grown up.},
  author={Cathy Spatz Widom},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={156 8},
  • C. Widom
  • Published 1 August 1999
  • Psychology
  • The American journal of psychiatry
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the extent to which childhood abuse and neglect increase a person's risk for subsequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to determine whether the relationship to PTSD persists despite controls for family, individual, and lifestyle characteristics associated with both childhood victimization and PTSD. METHOD Victims of substantiated child abuse and neglect from 1967 to 1971 in a Midwestern metropolitan county area were matched on the… 

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